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Screenshot of the BlackHatWorld Internet forum (Firefox, 13 August, 2018)
Type of site
Internet forum
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerDamien Trevatt[1]
Alexa rankIncrease 6,085 (August 2018)[2]
AdvertisingBanner ads, promoted links

BlackHatWorld (BHW) is an internet forum owned by Damien Trevatt focused on black-hat search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and services, often known as spamdexing.[1]

Site services are varied, including copywriting; graphic design; web design; SEO, including both onpage and offpage optimization; social media marketing; and app development.[1] Other site services include bulk account registration,[3] unconventional money making scams,[4] video game bots,[5] and developments in the SEO space.[5][6]

BlackHatWorld has a community of users who express an interest in online marketing and digital business, and is a place where people are able to share ideas and seek advice from other members. BlackHatWorld is considered[by whom?] one of the biggest online forums for digital marketing.[citation needed] The forum does not only focus on black hat marketing practices, but also has sections dedicated to white hat activities.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Brame-Finkelstein, Megan (2016-06-30). "The Secret Usefulness Of BlackHatWorld". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Constant Dullaart: The Possibility of an Army - Announcements - e-flux". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ "Inside the great eWhoring scam". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  5. ^ a b "The new kings of YouTube botting". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  6. ^ "Black Hat Time For Facebook Search Calls Black Hat Forums". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  7. ^ "The Best Forum? BlackHatWorld vs Warrior Forum vs Traffic Planet". Matthew Woodward. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2018-04-24.

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